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Kristien De Proost & Bwanga Pilipili

CANCELLED: Simon, Garfunkel, My Sister and Me

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CANCELLED: Simon, Garfunkel, My Sister and Me
CANCELLED: Simon, Garfunkel, My Sister and Me
Kaaitheater
Sat 28.11 - Sun 29.11.20

Please note: this show has been cancelled to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. 

In 1981, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel performed their legendary charity concert in Central Park, New York: a musical feast of friendship and solidarity. the two singers now avoid one another as much as possible. More even: they had already split at the time of that concert. Simon, Garfunkel, My Sister and Me is the ultimate re-enactment of the concert, a show about rivalry in all its forms.

Myriam Van Imschoot & HYOID

CANCELLED: newpolyphonies

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CANCELLED: newpolyphonies
CANCELLED: newpolyphonies
Kaaitheater
Sat 21.11 - Sun 22.11.20

Please note: this show has been cancelled to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. 

What might the musical heritage of polyphony mean today? Myriam Van Imschoot was inspired by insects, climate marches and the recent protests against budget cuts in the arts and civil society. A group of Brussels-based singers takes to the stage with the vocal ensemble HYOID. United, they move through mass singing, often on the edge of audibility.

Gérald Kurdian

CANCELLED: HOT BODIES - STAND UP

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CANCELLED: HOT BODIES - STAND UP
CANCELLED: HOT BODIES - STAND UP
Kaaitheater
Thu 29.10 - Fri 30.10.20

Please note: this show has been cancelled to help contain the spread of the coronavirus. 

HOT BODIES - STAND UP is a performance at the crossroads of documentary and fiction, concert and stand-up. Armed with electronic instruments, a sampler and a vocoder, Gérald Kurdian sings and dances about the great sexual revolutions of the 20th and 21st centuries. Join Gérald and dive into the collective experience of our impulses: he will broaden your view on sexuality!

Femke Gyselinck

Moving Ballads

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Moving Ballads
Moving Ballads
Kaaitheater
Thu 01.10 - Fri 02.10.20

In Moving Ballads, Femke Gyselinck takes the word ‘ballad’ literally: it is a danced song. Inspired by folk legend Joni Mitchell, she invites you to explore the connections between the music, the words and the movements. Welcome to this no-man’s-land where movements do not speak.

Ictus & Julie Pfleiderer

SAFE

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SAFE
SAFE
Kaaitheater
Sat 26.09 - Sat 26.09.20

SAFE premiered in the Kaaistudios in 2018, long before the corona-crisis. Today, Julie Pfleiderer’s performance feels strangely consistent with our lives. The current pandemic is causing waves of bacillophobia and fear of infection in our society. Based on Todd Haynes’ film Safe (1995) – in which a woman suffers increasingly intense allergic reactions – Ictus and Julie Pfleiderer sketch a picture of contemporary hypersensitivity. Join an immersive journey that will stimulate all your senses!

JR.CE.SA.R, KVS & NNT

Dear Winnie

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Dear Winnie
Dear Winnie
KVS BOL
Thu 10.09 - Fri 11.09.20

Director Junior Mthombeni, long had the idea of creating a performance around Winnie Mandela. Mthombeni, Fikry El Azzouzi and Cesar Janssens, together the trio Jr.c.E.sA.r, set out in search for answers together with nine actresses, singers and performers from the African diaspora. When do you rebel? When do you sacrifice your personality to the greater narrative?

Compagnie Cecilia

Locke

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Locke
Locke
geheime locatie in GENT
Sun 06.09 - Wed 09.09.20

Ivan Locke, a conscientious contractor and a good father, one evening leaves from work. At the junction where he normally turns left, he decides to turn right. What follows is one of the greatest movie scenarios ever.

Encyclopédie de la parole

Suite n° 4

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Suite n° 4
Suite n° 4
Kaaitheater
Tue 19.05 - Sun 24.05.20

Please note: this show has been cancelled to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. 

In the first part of Suite n° 4, recognizable and anonymous voices overlap as though they were coming from different acoustic spaces. In the second part, the voices are accompanied by eight musicians from Ictus. The Encyclopédie de la parole collective presents a performance about absence, like an opera without singers or a theatre without actors. For 150 minutes, you hear a thousand concrete situations in more than 30 languages.

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas & Ictus

Rain (live)

dance music

Rain (live)
Rain (live)
De Munt/La Monnaie
Fri 15.05 - Wed 20.05.20

Rain (2001) is one of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s most characteristic performances, set to Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians. Seven women and three men allow themselves to be propelled by an unstoppable joined energy. They are connected by a lively network of breathing and speed, as well as the special comradery that forms when you are beyond fatigue. In 2016, Rain was reprised with a new cast, premièring at the Royal Circus.

Michiel Vandevelde/Platform-K & Philippe Thuriot

The Goldberg Variations

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The Goldberg Variations
The Goldberg Variations
Kaaitheater
Sat 25.04 - Sun 26.04.20

Warning: this show is cancelled to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. 

The title The Goldberg Variations not only evokes the famous music of Bach, but also the iconic dance solo by Steve Paxton. Along with a dancer, a ballet dancer, and an accordionist, Michiel Vandevelde works with this material. Three bodies, each with very different potentialities, delve into dance history and question the potential of dance today.

Gorges Ocloo

Moby Dick

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Moby Dick
Moby Dick
Kaaitheater
Sat 04.04.20

Warning: this show is cancelled to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. 

For this adaptation of Moby Dick, Gorges Ocloo called on Ben Okri, who adapted the novel into a magic-realist story about the gulf between high and low, rich and poor. Josse De Pauw and the soprano Nobulumko Mngxekeza-Nziramasanga take to the stage to perform an energized and jazzy opera about the need for rapprochement in an increasingly polarized society.

Alejo Pérez & Krystian Lada

Symphony of Expectation

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Symphony of Expectation
Symphony of Expectation
Kaaitheater
Wed 18.03.20

Warning: this show is cancelled to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. 

Symphony of Expectation combines two iconic, 20th-century compositions: Sinfonia by Luciano Berio and Erwartung by Arnold Schönberg. One second of the maximal spiritual excitement of a female main character explodes into an intense theatrical experience.

Brussels Brecht - Eislerkoor

Mélancolie aux 5 blocs

music theatre

Mélancolie aux 5 blocs (pourquoi ne se révoltent-ils pas ?)
Mélancolie aux 5 blocs (pourquoi ne se révoltent-ils pas ?)
Kaaistudio's
Thu 09.01 - Sat 11.01.20

A stone’s throw from the Kaaistudios, there is a row of dilapidated and unhealthy social housing blocks that will soon be demolished: these are the five blocks of the Rempart des Moines. The current residents have to make way for more affluent buyers. The Brussels Brecht-Eisler Choir is presenting a musical theatre piece that attempts to capture and evoke their confusion and uncertainty.

Ictus

Pneuma

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Pneuma
Pneuma
Kaaitheater
Wed 18.12.19

'We have 25 candles to blow out at Kaaitheater in Brussels, so we’re blowing strong! We will sing our love for breath and the winds.' Pneuma is a subtle soundscape that unfurls across the space, and you can decide on the distance from which you want to experience this (breath)taking event.

Fatima Mernissi Leerstoel

Fatima, Rosa & Iman: literary voices from the Arab world

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Fatima, Rosa & Iman: literary voices from the Arab world
Fatima, Rosa & Iman: literary voices from the Arab world
Kaaistudio's
Mon 25.11.19

Paying tribute to the Moroccan sociologist Fatima Mernissi, Iman Humaydan and Rosa Yassin Hassan will read from their own work and talk about their authorship against the background of revolution, censorship, and their shifting social positions.

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